Resumé

OBJECTIVE        Full-time position as a Children’s or Youth Librarian in a public library setting or School Library Media Specialist for an elementary or middle school program.

EDUCATION       Master’s of Library and Information Science: School Library Media Specialist, K-12, Kent State University, 2011

                                                Cumulative GPA: 4.0               Praxis LMS: pending

                              Bachelor of Science: Middle Childhood Education, Language Arts/Social Studies concentrations, Miami University, 2006                                                

                                                Cumulative GPA.: 4.0              GPA in major: 4.0    Praxis LA: 200/200, SS: 192/200, PLT: 188(E)/200, PIII: Pass/53.0

                              Associate of Arts: Theatre Arts Performance, Sinclair Junior College, 2000, Cumulative GPA: 4.0

LICENSURES      Ohio: 5-year standard, 4th – 9th grade, Reading, Lang. Arts, Social Studies.  4th – 6th grade, Math Generalist, Pending: K-12

                                                Library Media Specialist

                              Arkansas: 5-year standard, 7th – 12th grade, Language Arts

 

 SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

TEACH FOR AMERICA – 7th/8th grade, Eliza Miller Junior High, West Helena, AR.  August, 2007 – May, 2010

·Taught Regular and Honors (Pre-AP) Language Arts, Ramp-Up Language Arts (America’s Choice), and Literacy Navigator (supplemental/enrichment class for science literacy).

·Member of the Data-Driven Decision Making Team (2008-09).  Attended PD focused on use of technology in classroom, formative assessment and use of data and statistics in making instructional decisions.

·Assisted in organizing and running Literacy Nights, two years

·Taught After-school supplemental program for struggling learners, one semester.

STUDENT TEACHING – 4th grade, Montgomery Elementary, Cincinnati, OH.  August – December, 2006

·Taught Language Arts, Social Studies and Math in a hands-on, interactive environment

DIAGNOSTIC READING INTERVENTION – 7th grade, Queen of Peace, Hamilton, OH.  January – May, 2006

·Tested struggling 7th grade student for functional reading ability

·Developed and implemented individualized tutoring program; student advanced approximately half a grade level in reading


SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE

        GRADUATE ASSISTANT Kent State University, Kent, OH.  2010 - 2011

·  Research and secretarial assistant to a professor and an instructor

·  Extensive assistance preparing book manuscript for publication, including graphics preparation, proofreading, citation research and preparation, glossary and sidebar writing, and indexing

·  Duties varied broadly; research, forms and materials creation, document formatting and proofing, tutorial writing, and enhancement of professional materials for graphic appeal

        RESIDENT ASSISTANT - Miami University, Oxford, OH.  2004 - 2006

·  Built living-learning community among 25-50 residents of corridor and 200+ residents of the hall

·  Planned events for corridor and hall and enforced Residence Hall policy/Student Code of Conduct

CLERICAL SPECIALIST, MEDICAL - Providence Medical Group, Huber Heights, OH.  2001 - 2010

·  Managed confidential medical records; handled Family Medical Leave and disability paperwork and contact with attorneys

·  Arranged specialized care for patients;  Handled contact with insurance companies, pre-certification treatments and insurance referrals


HONORS/ACTIVITIES          


·  8th Grade Nominee, Teacher of the Year – 2009/2010 school year

·  National Writing Project – Summer, 2008

·  Golden Key International Honors Society - October, 2004

·  Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honorary - May, 2006

·  Phi Theta Kappa – 1999

·  National Merit Scholar Semifinalist

·  Who’s Who Among American High School Students

·  America Reads Reading Enrichment volunteer

·  Girls in Action leader/summer camp counselor


SELECTED VOLUNTEER WORK
        

YOUTH MENTORSHIP FOR HIGH-RISK TEENS – Miami University, Oxford, OH.  Spring, 2006

·  Developed a program to provide academic and college-preparatory support and information to youth (7th – 12th grade) in foster and group homes.  Program was implemented through Miami University, Summer, 2006

READING ENRICHMENT FOR GIFTED CHILDREN – Kramer Elementary, Oxford, OH.  2003 - 2004

·  Designed and taught reading program for 2nd grade gifted students

MISSION TEAM MUSIC/DRAMA DIRECTOR/TEAM DIRECTOR – First Baptist Church, Fairborn, OH.  2001-2006

·  Taught music and choreography both to youth team and to Vacation Bible School children (2 years – 6th grade)

·  Directed Bible School and Family Night, including casting, running rehearsal, designing and building sets, props and costumes, creating puppet vocals soundtrack, and musical direction of program

·  Coordinated and led a five-person team to Wayland, IA to provide Christian education for 30 children in a daycamp setting

SKILLS                  

Strong computer background incl. Windows XP, Vista, 7, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Paint Shop Pro, ArtRage, GoldWave, Sony Vegas/Movie Maker, SmartBoard technology

Strong theatre background: Puppetry/Theatre Arts/Storytelling/Oral Interpretation

Face painting & balloon artistry

10-key by touch, 80 wpm typing, multi-line phones

Inventory control

Business and technical writing